The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the process of healing and reuniting will begin as the party scaled one of its major hurdles.
Odigie-Oyegun said this in a telephone interview with newsmen after the news of the announcement of Femi Gbajabiamila as the Majority Leader, House of Representatives, broke in Abuja.
He said: ”I want to commend the Speaker and his colleagues for their sense of patriotism.
”It is my hope and expectation that the wounds will now be totally healed, that the APC family will now reunite fully as one,” Odigie-Oyegun said.
He appealed to Nigerians for understanding and apologised for the crisis that delayed the effective take off of activities in the House.
”I have already offered our regrets. This is part of growing, we are new to government and we are a democratic and above all, progressive movement.
”We are in the process of welding all the various tendencies into one and today we have scored one major victory and I can assure the country that the party has begun the process of healing all the wounds and becoming one strong force.
”We are moving from being a movement into one strong political party that will back the President for the good of the entire country,” he said.
As regards the crisis in the Senate, he expressed optimism that the crisis in the upper house would be resolved too.
”Senate is a different level and different situation. It is totally different, we have a sore thumb in the form of a PDP Deputy Senate President.
”So I think it is totally different and the approach and the way we are going to handle the situation will be totally different.
”But at the end of the day even the Senate issue will be sorted out too,” he said.